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UPDATE: Boil it

Monday, December 8, 2008

Brazil City Water Department employees battle cold temperatures and stand in thigh-high water to find the cause of a break in a 4-inch water line at the southwest corner of the intersection of United States 40 and State Road 59. [Order this photo]
* Residents under boil order

UPDATE: The cities of Brazil, Carbon, Knightsville, Center Point and Harmony are under a boil advisory until further notice.

Bac T samples will be taken today and Wednesday and results should be in by Thursday.

Brazil residents are under a boil advisory.

On Monday afternoon, a break in a 4-inch water line occurred in front of Brazil City Hall, along National Avenue.

The situation was deemed an emergency, and water services were temporarily shutdown at about 4 p.m.

Employees of the Water Department finished clamping the line around 8:10 p.m., and full services were restored at approximately 9 p.m.

Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times the City Water Department has clamped a service line, which also became disconnected, but the boil advisory was necessary.

"We are going to isolate the elevated tank that is located on Vandalia Street," Raubuch said. "When we do that, the water pressure will dip below 20 psi and whenever that happens we have to issue the advisory."

He added samples of the water will have to be taken Tuesday and Wednesday to ensure no contamination has occurred, and he would not know if the advisory would be lifted until possibly Thursday.

Under any boil advisory, it is recommended to boil water for several minutes, prior to consumption or use, to eliminate potential bacteria or contamination that may have gotten into the water.

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